Suburb profile – Hawthorn

Buying or renting a property is an important decision. It is also important to understand the suburb and understand the profile of the people living in it. This Hawthorn suburb profile will provide a general overview and pointers for aspiring renter, tenant, buyer or investor.

Hawthorn suburb profile and suburb overview

Hawthorn suburb profile: Hawthorn is a well know suburb in the Greater Melbourne City area. The suburb is located in the east of Melbourne. It is 6 kilometres west from Melbourne CBD. The postcode for Hawthorn is 3122 and it had a population of over 23,511 people. The split between males and females is 48.7% to 51.3%. This map is showing Hawthorn in Victoria.

Hawthorn suburb demographics

This report is good outline of Hawthorn demographics, ancestry breakdown of people living in the suburb. The report also shows the percentage of properties owned and tenanted in the suburb. It would show the percentage of people living in public housing and weekly household income.

Hawthorn ancestry profile

Hawthorn suburb profile: Hawthorn has a high percentage of English population. Around 26% of people living in Hawthorn are of English background. This is follows by Australian at 20%. People of Irish ancestry come third at 11%. It is notable that Hawthorn has a high Scottish and Chinese population as well.

Image showing Hawthorn, VIC resident ancestry breakdown. Majority of residents are of English and Australian background.
Image showing Hawthorn, VIC resident ancestry breakdown. Majority of residents are of English and Australian background.

Hawthorn public housing and tenant profile

This suburbs has a majority of people living in private housing. However, the percentage of public housing tenants is well below average. Especially when compared to other Melbourne suburbs such as Broadmeadows. Public housing in Hawthorn is just below 1%. This means that under 1% of people tend to be in lower socio-economic background and qualify for subsidised housing.

Hawthorn housing composition. There is an above average proportion of renters in Hawthorn, VIC.
Hawthorn housing composition. There is an above average proportion of renters in Hawthorn, VIC.

A little over 25% of people in this suburb own their houses outright, about 22% are paying their properties off and 50% are renting. We tend to like suburbs where the renter ratio doesn’t exceed 30%. Higher percentage of renters often suggests to us that the suburb is not desirable for owner occupiers. Hawthorn seems to have a high renter demographic, which we don’t particularly like.

Hawthorn age profile and income

Working age of population in Hawthorn is relatively young by Australian standards. Majority of people are in the 25-34 age bracket, the second largest age bracket is 35-44. From the wealth perspective Hawthorn is a high income suburb. Whereby under 19% of this suburb population earn less than $1,250 a week. This is followed by 15.6% earning less than $1,500 a week per household. About 22% of residents in the suburb earn in the top bracket. The percentage of high income earners is higher than a majority of suburbs in Victoria and Melbourne.

Hawthorn has a larger proportion of people in lower socio-economic band. It is also a young suburb.
Hawthorn has a larger proportion of people in lower socio-economic band. It is also a young suburb.

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